Dear Good Shepherd Parents,
Yesterday was a difficult day for our nation. Many people across our country, including members of our community, might be experiencing shock, confusion, pain, and anxiety about the stability of our country and the continuity of our democratic processes. While we cannot change the events of yesterday, we can help our students to navigate difficult situations that may occur in their lives. We know our students benefit greatly when we resist the urge to prepare and clear their paths and, instead, prepare them for any rocky path they may face in the future. For situations such as these, our role as educators at Good Shepherd Episcopal School is to respect students’ voices and feelings, facilitate participation in respectful conversations, and most importantly, let our students know they are safe.
As an Episcopal school we are called to pray for our nation’s healing, and we offer this prayer for peace:
Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn
but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the
strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that
all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of
Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be dominion and
glory, now and forever. Amen.
Julie McLeod, Ph.D.
Head of School